I know first-hand that a good education involves parents, teachers and local schools. My door is open to all educators in Southwest Washington. We share the same goal: ensure our children receive a world class education so they are prepared to succeed in a 21st century global economy.
My priorities for education:
Put students at the center of our decisions regarding education; students should be our focus, not the adults in the system.
Increase local control over our education system. Decisions regarding our children should be made in Southwest Washington, not by bureaucrats in Washington, DC.
Equip our children to compete in the global 21st century economy, with a focus on S.T.E.M. education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Maintain/increase career and technical education opportunities. When children leave the K-12 system, we must also ensure they are ready and prepared to choose the best path for them, whether that’s a technical/vocational training, university or other.
Require high standards and accountability from our education system, so Southwest Washington employers can hire from a qualified Southwest Washington workforce.
Account for the impact federal land ownership has on rural schools in Southwest Washington.